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The virago carburetors are somewhat tricky to clean properly. I have an 86 Virago 700, which has a "tube jet" instead of just a pilot jet. I had to use the properly sized guitar string to clean these out. Carb clean wasn't enough. Also, there's some bad advice floating out to drill out the pilot jets. It's possible your carbs have these drilled out ...


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there is no provision within the criteria of the MOT test for class 1-2, for inspection of mudguards. they are not therefore a testable item. no advisory should be issued as it is not within the testers remit to say they SHOULD have mudguards fitted. here is the testers manual... https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mot-inspection-manual-for-motorcycles there is no ...


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Unless the fasteners are made from stainless steel, which yours are likely not since you said that the have rust on them, then they will have some kind of anti-corrosion coating. This coating could be zinc or they could be electro plated For example read - https://www.bhamfast.com/electroplating-fasteners/ It would therefore be unwise to sand them down ...


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You stated you tested the float in water. The problem with your testing method is, water is heavier than gasoline. This means the float could be buoyant enough in water, but not in gasoline. I'd suggest your float is bad. In most cases, you have to replace the entire sending unit, which includes the float, not just the float itself.


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As Phil G states, first you need to make sure all the fuses are working. If part of the fuse box is broken, you do not need to replace the entire box. Below is a picture of a fuse box similar to the one in your bike. You can see that the second fuse and wiring is missing. What the owner did was replace the second fuse in the box with an inline fuse holder. ...


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